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Thursday, December 03, 2015

"New Works" Adds a Film Competition

   In addition to this weekend's New Works Festival (read more about it in this post), the folks at ARTS have added a film competition!
   Here are the details in this press release:
   ARTS Resources for the Tri-State is excited to announce, in addition to the up-coming New Works Festival, we will be having our first 72-Hour Film Competition! This event will run over the second weekend of the festival, culminating with cash prizes and screenings of the films on Sunday, December 13 at ARTS!
   Here's how it works: those interested in participating need to assemble a team (there is no number requirement for the team - go solo if you like!), and send a representative to ARTS, 900 8th Street in Huntington at noon on Thursday, December 10.
   At that time, each team will pay their $35 entry fee and the representative or team will receive a word and theme that need to be incorporated into your film (in whatever way you like). From that point on, teams will have until noon on Sunday, December 13, to write, shoot, edit and score a six-minute short film.
   Teams must deliver the film to ARTS by noon on December 13, and the film must be six minutes in length, with a 10-second cushion, including titles and credits, and be playable on a standard VLC player (.mp4, MPEG4 or finished DVDs are preferred).
   The films will be judged by filmmaker, playwright and creator of CBS' Extant, Mickey Fisher - as well as members of the ARTS New Works staff.
   At 5 p.m. on Sunday, the films will be screened for free at ARTS and cash awards for first, second and third place will be given. Winners will also receive ARTS 2016 Season Tickets and a fancy certificate!
   The cost per team is $35.
   Exact amount of cash prizes will be determined after entry fees are processed. However, each of the three prizes are guaranteed to make at least their entry fee back, as well as ARTS Season Tickets (a $75 value).
   If you or your team cannot be at ARTS at noon on Thursday, December 10, we can e-mail you your word and theme, and the entry fee can be paid when the film is turned in on Sunday, December 13. However, we cannot guarantee how quickly you will receive the email, as those that make a physical appearance and pay up front will have preference.
   For more info: www.artstristate.org and email: arts@artstristate.org.

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